Mighty Life List
Dec 29 2009

Taste 1,000 Fruits: No. 69 Kiwiberries

Taste 1,000 Fruits is an item on my Mighty Life List. I’m currently inching my way through the first hundred.


These are Kiwiberries, and they are rocking me out. They’re grape-sized Kiwis without the fuzzy exterior, and you can just pop them in your mouth. I’m pretty sure Willy Wonka was involved somehow.


They’re delicious, by the way — sweeter and more intensely Kiwi-flavored than their larger Kiwi cousins, and so effing cute. Cute, I tell you!


Inside, they look just like tiny Kiwis, with the seeds and everything. I want to have a party just so I can use them to garnish Kiwi-themed cocktails.


Whooo’s a tiny little kiwi? Wuzzah-wuzzah.

18 Responses to “Taste 1,000 Fruits: No. 69 Kiwiberries”

  • Meredith Says:

    OMG those look delicious! And adorable! Must find…

  • hi kooky Says:

    Are these some sort of hybrid or do they grow naturally somewhere? They look DELISH.

  • Bea Says:

    Why do I live in New Zealand and not know of these? The world is a weird and wacky place. Were they grown in the U.S.? Surely not at this time of year!

  • Lisa Villiarimo Says:

    These looked like mini mangoes…So sweet looking.
    Have you had the Tahitian coconuts? Similar sized and yummers.


  • Mary Pat Says:

    And where does one go about procuring these little darlings?

  • Nichole Says:

    That is the cutest berry ever.

  • McGriddle Pants Says:

    Oh my goodness! Those look AMAZING!! I’m gonna have to add those to my list, try them, and cross them off!! =)

  • Natalie Says:

    Where did you get these? I adore kiwis but hate the work of de-fuzzying them. Must. try. now!

  • Maggeh Says:

    They’re from Bi-Rite in the Mission district of San Francisco. They’re not in season right now, I got them a few months ago and am just getting around to posting them. And they are totally rad.

  • alphafemme Says:

    I KNEW you got them at Bi-Rite! I get 4-5 half pints every time they carry them and they’re always gone within a day. They’re THAT good.

  • Emily Says:

    I picked those up at Sam’s a couple months ago. So good….and so weird at the same time.

  • Eileen Says:

    For anyone who lives in cold climates (like the Northeast): these are cold-hardy! They grow on lovely vines — you need two (male/female pair) — and you can grow them in your very own yard! I speak from almost-experience: my own vines are a little too young for fruit yet.

  • Kelly Says:

    I found these this year, also. They were in our organic delivery. They are indeed tasty. My daughter, who cannot stand kiwi — I think it’s the fuzz — loves them.

  • Tam Says:

    Thanks for the tip, Eileen! I’m going to be requesting some vines for my birthday. That and a pomegranate tree thanks to Maggie’s deliciously addicting pomegranate guac recipe she posted last year.

  • Jessica Says:

    Those look awesome; I’ll have to track some down.

  • Bachelor Girl Says:

    Kiwis without the fuzz?! YES, PLEASE.

  • The Mom's Cheat Sheet Says:

    Wow! The look great, I’ll be on the lookout. My husband eats the skin on kiwis but I’m always peeling it off…this could be the solution. :)

  • Timothy Says:

    These are lovely; we recently had some (from Sam’s Club, I think)